Menocraicing; having a rowdy time; BLOGVILLE RODEO DAY (3)

In case you are only finding this and have not seen sets one and two, just click back on 'older posts'... there was a gremlin at the start of the day, but hopefully it has not spoiled your entertainment...

WELCOME TO THE THIRD AND LAST SET AT THE ENTERTAINMENT STAGE OF THE BLOGVILLE RODEO!!!

Let's begin with ditty from one of our newest residents, Brom the Cuddly Bear of Mara:


Oh, to be a cowboy
Image result for woody toy storyRiding a horse with the wind in my fur.
My saddlebags full of goodies to eat
What a thing for a bear!

And then I tried it,
Sat on top of a hor(se)
Oh my grizzly, it was high
Such a long way to the floor!

So I have decided
A cowboy I won’t be
I’ll just be a bear
And that will be plenty for me!!

I suspect there are a few around here who may feel the same way! Lots and lots and lots of folks are more than happy to saddle up though.... or at least to wear the 'uniform'... not all of them are conventional cowpokes though.  Here's a taste of other usages for jeans, Stetsons and boots...



BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH....
(ahem)... different form of keep-fit, that... &*>

Well... it is dropping into campfire time; that moment when the cowpokes gather round for the evening and swap stories and reminiscences and pick up their instruments for a sing-song. Our resident wild boy, Easy Rider, shared this one...
Image result for woody toy story

THE LONESOME RIDER

There once was cowboy, always alone...
no one was there to share a treat or a bone...
he  sat on a fire efurry night
listening to the noises to start with fright..
he ate his beans, a bucket per day...
and that was the reason no one with him could stay...
and if you meet that guy at high noon,
don't furget your nose-peg before your will swoon.


Yes, well, okay... next....



Well done chaps... 

At last we come to the final offering - this one from Bertie's Gail, who, in keeping with the campfire feeling, is remembering earlier times...


The Photograph
In the Wild West heat
Under skies untroubled by cloud
The horizon expands to the universe edge
And a Londoner feels unease.

You could gallop all day
(If you could ride a horse, cowboy style)
And not see a bus, a black cab, a Boris bike
Or a Costa Coffee.
 
A pang of homesickness
Punches your stomach.

For these moments, you have a cure.
A well thumbed photograph
Behind the green papers in the wallet
That you have learned to call a ‘billfold’.

You took the picture way back
One evening on the Northern Line.
The crush, the dirt, the pasty faces, the worn-out eyes
Avoiding contact.

And now you know, again,
Why you are here.

In the Wild West.

That's all folks! I do hope you have had a fabby time throughout the rodeo; I have had a great time organising this part of the event and am ready for a lie-down after trying to catch up with efurrybuddy else too!
HOOROO...




17 comments:

  1. Hey Yamini!
    Wow, this was one of my favoritestest (ummm) parts of the Rodeo! What a clever idea to add some lyrics and poems to the event. Easy was hysterical as always and that would certainly 'splain the lonliness. BOL OMD your music was wonderful...Mom loved the dancing and she really enjoyed the guitar group. Congrats on the cool event and great entries. Thanks for hosting!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, CowPoker

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    1. Hari OM
      Thanks Sarge... to be fair, the idea of poetry/songs was the Doodz's... but I was more than happy to 'ride along'!!!! I do take credit for suggesting Tom Hanks/Woody's birthday though.... &*<> Yxx

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  2. OH AUNTY YAM....THE TALENT JUST KEEPS ON COMING!! MOM SAYS SHE MUST ADMIT SHE LIKES THE DISPLAY OF JEANS, STETSON AND BOOTS....SHE WISHES SHE COULD DANCE LIKE THAT.
    Hugs Cowgirl Madi from the Double D ranch

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    1. Hari OM
      Howdy Madi, from the YAMbone Ranch... glad you enjoyed the bootcandy... certainly something to get the circulation going - even if not actually dancing!!! Brawwhahahahahah....Oh what a grand day it has been... time to get my beans and tattie mash ready.
      Big huggies, Yxx

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  3. Yee haw! Love that poetry! Brom's poem reminded mom of when she was riding her horse (dad gave her one of his) and that distance to the ground was real quick to turn to zero and then it happened twice. She never rode again!

    Your Cowboy Dood Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    OK, headed to the others . . .

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  4. Oh we loved ALL the poems, the songs, the dancing. It's not every day you can go to a rodeo in Scotland.
    Yee-hah to Aunty Yam!

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    1. Hari OM
      Yes, efurrybuddy did really really well and they matched in with my song mix well... so glad that there was so much fun all around 'town'!!!

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  5. What a wonderful group of poems you collected Aunty Yam, we just loved all of them!!!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  6. I luffs your stamp Aunty Yam, just pawfect fur yous
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  7. We enjoyed all the poems! Thanks for hosting this event Aunty Yam!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  8. OMD the Poems are GRAND and GREAT and SUPERB.

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  9. HI Aunty, I am just learning how to read and mostly I just chew on books so Mommy read these to me and they are soooooooooooo great. I loved them all and thank you for all the fun.

    Ziggy Out!!

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  10. what a pawsome idea to show the soft side of us tough cowboys- and girls too :o) I bet I would feel like Bertie's Gail when I would visit that wild west :o)
    easy rider

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  11. OMD, those poems were most FABulous!!! I loved it!!! I gots to go read the earlier posties now...YeeeHaaaaw!!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  12. This was all just a barrel of fun! Love "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly" (huge Clint Eastwood fan, my personal fave TV cowboy!) And the poems, and the cracklin' campfire... this cowgirl and FiveCowSibes are just a grinnin'!!!!

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